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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: Markús and the Diversion Sessions

Second on the KEXP Broadcast live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was Icelandic folk-rock band Markús and the Diversion Sessions. Frontman Markús Bjarnason formed the band in 2011 after the breakup of his previous band, Skátar, for which he was the singer and keyboardist. A huge departure for the raukus rock & roll sound ofRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: It’s Starting!

It’s an unseasonably nice day here in Reykjavik (with no signs of rain, snow, or blustering winds) on the first day of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Fans have come from around the world to experience the electric energy of the legendary Icelandic music scene, condensed spectacularly into five days of non-stop music. Though the festival doesn’t officially beginRead more…

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Music That Matters: Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 484 – Iceland Airwaves 2015 Preview Afternoon Show host KevinRead more…

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KEXPort Live Video Stream

On Saturday, July 18, our friends at KEX Hostel in Reykjavik are throwing the 4th annual KEXPort, a one-day festival of great Icelandic music in collaboration with KEXP. From noon until midnight, 12 bands will perform in 12 hours, proving once again that Iceland is one of the most creative and musically diverse countries inRead more…

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